Bach Chorale

W. A. Mozart - Great Mass in C minor KV 427/J.S. Bach: Chorale (Nicol Matt) [2004] (PS3 SACD rip)

W. A. Mozart - Great Mass in C minor KV 427/J.S. Bach: Chorale (Nicol Matt) [2004] (PS3 SACD rip)
SACD ISO image = 3.6 GB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 7.5 MB | 5% Recovery
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 92211 | Direction: Nicol Matt, Chamber Choir of Europe

The pan-continental Chamber Choir of Europe recorded a number of Mozart works for the Dutch budget label Brilliant as part of a large Mozart edition, and these performances have been reissued several times, singly and in groups. The choir always has an attractively clear sound that comes from the youth of its members, and this is one of the group's most distinctive if not necessarily one that will appeal to every listener. Conductor Nicol Matt generally falls close to the middle of the road, but here he runs counter to type among recordings of Mozart's "Great" Mass in C minor, K. 427. The modest dimensions he gives the work, aided by close-up microphone placement that brings out individual voices in the group, are fresh and cogently thought out.
W. A. Mozart - Great Mass in C minor KV 427/J.S. Bach: Chorale (Nicol Matt) [2004] (Redbook Layer Hybrid SACD rip)

W. A. Mozart - Great Mass in C minor KV 427/J.S. Bach: Chorale (Nicol Matt) [2004] (Redbook Layer Hybrid SACD rip)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 312 MB | Scans PDF (600 dpi): 7.5 MB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 92211 | Direction: Nicol Matt, Chamber Choir of Europe

The pan-continental Chamber Choir of Europe recorded a number of Mozart works for the Dutch budget label Brilliant as part of a large Mozart edition, and these performances have been reissued several times, singly and in groups. The choir always has an attractively clear sound that comes from the youth of its members, and this is one of the group's most distinctive if not necessarily one that will appeal to every listener. Conductor Nicol Matt generally falls close to the middle of the road, but here he runs counter to type among recordings of Mozart's "Great" Mass in C minor, K. 427. The modest dimensions he gives the work, aided by close-up microphone placement that brings out individual voices in the group, are fresh and cogently thought out.
Rosalyn Tureck, Charles Rosen - J.S. Bach: The Keyboard Album (featuring The Italian Concerto and The Art of Fugue) (1997)

Rosalyn Tureck, Charles Rosen - J.S. Bach: The Keyboard Album (featuring The Italian Concerto and The Art of Fugue) (1997)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:20:08 | 568 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 63231

This long-deleted Essential Classics reissue (available again courtesy of Arkivmusic.com’s on-demand reprint program) comprises the first CD remastering of two separate Bach piano releases. One disc features Rosalyn Tureck’s Bach Album, an early-1981 digital production made up mostly of short pieces, plus the Aria and Variations in Italian Style. The close-up yet warm sonics capture the full measure of Tureck’s technical specificity, subtle use of color, and micromanaged dynamics. Notice her absolute linear control in the F minor suite’s Prelude (first sound clip), or how her seemingly over-detached articulations (the seventh Italian variation) always maintain a lilting presence.
Masaaki Suzuki - Bach: Organ Works Vol.2 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Masaaki Suzuki - Bach: Organ Works Vol.2 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.18MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, BIS Records

Before releasing his first disc of Bach’s organ works, Masaaki Suzuki had recorded the composer’s complete sacred cantatas, as well as the large-scale choral works and much of the music for harpsichord. His achievements in these fields obscured the fact that Suzuki originally trained as an organist, and began working as such already at the age of twelve. So when Volume 1 of this series reached reviewers around the world, it was something of a revelation to many: the disc went on to be named Choice of the Month in BBC Music Magazine, Diapason d’Or in Diapason and Recording of the Month in Gramophone, which then went on to include it on its list of the ‘50 Greatest Bach Recordings’.

Bach - Johannes Passion, BWV 245 (Stephen Cleobury) [1996]  Music

Posted by Aregak at Jan. 22, 2017
Bach - Johannes Passion, BWV 245 (Stephen Cleobury) [1996]

Bach - Johannes Passion, BWV 245 (Ainsley, Richardson, Bott, Chance, Agnew, Varcoe;
King's College Choir Cambridge, The Brandenburg Consort, Stephen Cleobury) [1996]

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 612 MB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: A911 | TT: CD1: 72’36, CD2: 64’18

Most of us come to the Saint John Passion knowing the Saint Matthew Passion first. The bigger and more elaborate Saint Matthew, which came along three, or possibly five years later (there is controversy about the date), has tended to cast a shadow in which the earlier work is swallowed up, and this has been so ever since Mendelssohn's Saint Matthew performance in 1829 marked the beginning of the public rediscovery of J.S. Bach. (The professionals had never forgotten.) But if the Saint John is smaller in scale than the Saint Matthew, it is hardly the lesser work in quality, though it would of course be silly to claim that the master of the Saint Matthew Passion had not learned from the experience of setting Saint John. But the most interesting differences between these two towering attestations of faith are differences in intention. Read Matthew 26-27, Mark 14-15, Luke 22-23, and John 18-19, and you get four tellings of the last days in the life of Jesus that differ in tone, emphasis, and detail…
Bach - Variations canoniques; Les Chorales de Leipzig, BWV 769, 651-668 (Hans Vollenweider) [1995]

Bach - Variations canoniques; Les Chorales de Leipzig, BWV 769, 651-668 (Hans Vollenweider) [1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 547 MB
Classical | Label: Accord | Catalog Number: 149514 | TT: CD1: 53’07, CD2: 53’55

It’s now time for a release with the famous German organist Helmut Walcha. This is the first of initially 4 releases with Walcha playing J. S. Bach. He recorded the complete works by J. S. Bach twice, from 1947-1950 in mono on the Schnitger organ in Cappel and in St. Jakobi in Lübeck and 1956-1971 on the famous organ in Alkmaar. This release is from the Alkmaar serie and is therefore in stereo. A quite interesting thing is to compare it with the IHORC14 release, where Fernando Germani plays the exact same organ about two years later…

Ales Barta - Organ Surround Illusion: Toccata And Fugue (2001) [SACD-R][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 15, 2017
Ales Barta - Organ Surround Illusion: Toccata And Fugue (2001) [SACD-R][OF]

Ales Barta - Organ Surround Illusion: Toccata And Fugue (2001) [SACD-R][OF]
Classical | SACD ISO: DST64 2.0, 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Artwork | 3.25 GB
Label: Octavia Records | Release Year: 2001

High Quality Non-Compressed Japanese Import SACD! Superior Sound!
Organist Ales Barta performs compositional works by J.S. Bach, Brahms, Liszt, Franck, Boellmann, and Messiaen.
This Exton Laboratory Gold Line Hybrid Stereo disc is a high quality non-compressed Japanese Import SACD. Recorded on a custom Sony DSD recorder, this audiophile SACD is packaged in an XRCD-like luxury digipak. This disc includes a booklet with detailed microphone and equipment diagram and placement used for each individual recording! Superior quality Japanese Import SACD, manufactured in Yokohama, Japan. Only the best recordings - technically and artistically!

Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi - Around Bach (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 5, 2017
Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi - Around Bach (2016) [TR24][OF]

Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi - Around Bach
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 78:30 min | 1.12 GB | Front Cover
Label: Decca | Tracks: 27 | Rls.date: 2016

Debut of pianist Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi on Decca label, refined soloist and has a significant international career and collaborations (Canino, Ballista, Pieranunzi, Aron-Quartett, Orchestra da Camera di Mantova, etc.). Around Bach and is a tribute to the timeless beauty and inspirational power of Johann Sebastian Bach's music. An unusual journey through some of the works that the composer has inspired to the 800 authors and '900. The Toccata and Fugue in D minor transcribed for piano by Busoni at King Variations Op. 81 of Reger and those on the Chorale "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen" Liszt until the Prelude, Chorale and Fugue Franck.

Bach Edition - Vocal Works Vol. II [2006]  Music

Posted by Aregak at Jan. 2, 2017
Bach Edition - Vocal Works Vol. II [2006]

Bach Edition - Vocal Works Vol. II [2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 8cd, 2.01 GB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | RAR 5% Rec.

The second section of the cantata is a long vocal section opening with four soloists (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) singing together. Many recordings of this cantata use a choir for this section, but recent recordings have featured a one-voice-per-part strategy here, as does this one. The texture of this is excellent, although the balance between the voices wavers a bit. The tenor, bass and soprano each have ariosos within this section. Tenor Knut Schock enters a bit heavily, but his voice is quite appropriate for the melancholy tone of his section. Bass Bas Ramselarr has a slightly dark, yet clear voice. His section features a delightful accompaniment by the two recorders - in an interesting counterpoint with such a deep voice - and, again, the balance is slightly off, his voice sometimes drowning out the recorders just a bit…

Bach Edition - Passions [2006]  Music

Posted by Aregak at Jan. 1, 2017
Bach Edition - Passions [2006]

Bach Edition - Passions [2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans | 9cd, 2.42 GB
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Rar 5% recovery

Here, again, Brilliant Classics has licensed recordings of the passions, masses and other works. The St. Matthew and St. John passions are good recordings by the Brandenburg Consort and the King's College Choir; I find these two passions to be a bit weak, and this is a shame.